Possible 2016 candidates make CPAC pilgrimage
March 15th, 2013
10:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Possible 2016 candidates make CPAC pilgrimage

Washington (CNN) – Nearly a dozen Republicans who might be considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 are auditioning in front of the Conservative Political Action Conference, which touts itself as the largest and oldest annual gathering of conservatives.

On Friday, Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, will speak at CPAC. If Romney is the GOP's past, then Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky are the GOP's future.

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Filed under: 2016 • CPAC
March 15th, 2013
09:49 AM ET
1 year ago

Portman stirs mixed reaction with same-sex marriage reversal

(CNN) - Hours after Republican Sen. Rob Portman announced he reversed his position on same-sex marriage, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he won't second guess Portman but he's not entirely embracing the Ohio senator's change of heart, either.

Portman told CNN's Dana Bash that after his 21-year-old son came out two years ago, he came to the conclusion that same-sex marriage "is something that we should allow people to do."
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Filed under: Newt Gingrich • Rob Portman • Same-sex marriage
Clinton's locker room photo shoot
March 15th, 2013
08:36 AM ET
1 year ago

Clinton's locker room photo shoot

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton surprised the the University of Louisville basketball team in the locker room at Madison Square Garden Thursday night after the cardinals beat Villanova University to move forward in the Big East Tournament.

The photos taken by the players spread quickly across Twitter and Instagram.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Twitter
Ryan tax plan may lead to $200K cut for rich
March 15th, 2013
08:12 AM ET
1 year ago

Ryan tax plan may lead to $200K cut for rich

New York (CNNMoney) – Millionaires would get a sizable tax cut if Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal were to become law.

Those with incomes exceeding $1 million would enjoy an average tax cut of more than $200,000, according to Citizens for Tax Justice, a left-leaning group. And it could be even bigger if Congress doesn't try to limit tax deductions, credits and preferences to offset the costs of the proposed tax cuts.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Paul Ryan
CNN Washington AM Note
March 15th, 2013
07:15 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Washington AM Note

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNN: New York gun shows agree to new safety rules

New York authorities said Thursday that they had reached a deal with 23 gun show operators in the state after an investigation revealed weapons were sold without proper background checks. Under the new agreement, authorities say it will be easier to track whether sellers are following the proper safety steps.

NYT: Younger Generations Lag Parents in Wealth-Building

Pearl Brady has a stable job with good benefits and holds two degrees, a bachelor’s and a master’s. But despite her best efforts, she has no savings, and worries that it will be years before she manages to start putting away money for a house, children and eventually retirement. …Ms. Brady has plenty of company. A new study from the Urban Institute finds that Ms. Brady and her peers up to roughly age 40 have accrued less wealth than their parents did at the same age, even as the average wealth of Americans has doubled over the last quarter-century.

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March 15th, 2013
06:30 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Exclusive: One conservative's dramatic reversal on gay marriage

Washington (CNN) – You probably recognize Sen. Rob Portman from his tireless campaigning for Mitt Romney in 2012. He was even on the short list to be Romney's running mate.

He's been a leading Republican voice on economic issues for four decades.

Now, the prominent Ohio conservative will be known for something else: reversing his hardline position against gay marriage.

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Filed under: Rob Portman • Same-sex marriage
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